Classroom Assistants

Department for Education written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Lord Stoddart of Swindon Lord Stoddart of Swindon Independent Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the latest figures available for the number of male and female teaching assistants in primary and secondary schools in England and Wales.

Photo of Lord Nash Lord Nash The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The following table provides the full-time equivalent (FTE)[1] and headcount number1 of male and female teaching assistants in service in publicly funded primary and secondary schools in England, November 2013.

Education matters in Wales are a responsibility of the Welsh Government.

FTE

Headcount

Primary[2] [3]

156,240

257,330

Male

6,700

9,780

Female

149,500

247,500

Secondary3

54,350

70,690

Male

9,110

11,140

Female

45,200

59,500

Teaching assistant numbers are published in table 3a of the statistical first release ‘School Workforce in England, November 2013’, published online at:

www.gov.uk/government/statistics/school-workforce-in-england-november-2013

[1] Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 teachers.

[2] Includes local authority maintained nursery schools.

[3] Includes gender unknown.

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